Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'budgets'

how the meeting went

July 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Last post, I said I wouldn’t be voting to approve the LITA budget. And then I left you all hanging as I went off to Vegas, and recovered from Vegas, and started my to-do list recovering from Vegas… So, how’d it go? Short version Cindi Trainor Blyberg (now LITA past president) is a quiet meeting-running [...]

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serials subscription economics: or, monopolies, italics, and cannibalism

January 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

So the husband and I were talking yesterday about the new EBSCO monopoly on certain periodicals, after I read Dorothea Salo’s post on the matter (now BoingBoinged). And he was wondering, so really, what’s the issue here? What’s the appeal of these database vendors? And a BoingBoing commenter wonders, “the content providers have decided to [...]

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Thing-ology on the library ebook market

October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Thing-ology has an interesting post on the economics of ebooks in libraries. They argue, essentially, that libraries need site-licensed copies of ebooks rather than ones tied to specific physical devices; this will split the library and direct-to-consumer ebook markets and allow for runaway rental/licensing costs for library ebooks. There’s an apt comparison to runaway journal [...]

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Free libraries aren’t free

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

I feel like I should have something intelligent to say about the fact that Philadelphia is closing all of its libraries in a month, but I don’t. I sure hope this is Philadelphia playing the world’s most straight-faced game of high-stakes political chicken.

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